Updated List! Great Web Icons are a vital piece of any web designer's bag of tricks... and while becoming a master icon designer can take years of practice, the good news is that there are a lot of designers that love to create high quality icon packs and share them with the design community. Today we're going to show off some of the beautiful and breath-stopping icon packs that you can use in your own designs. Oh, and these won't suck... there's a good chance you'll even use a few of them!
Resource Roundup: Web Icons
This is the first in our series of "Resource Roundups". While these articles won't be making up the bulk of our content here on Webdesigntuts+ (great articles and tutorials are!), we hope to provide a place for designers to find great quality resources (icons, fonts, textures, etc.) that stand out from the pack of ordinary junk-stock. Most of the icons are created for desktops, posters, banners, and mobile applications, but they make particularly great additions to website layouts. We'll look at hundreds of creative, fresh and modern icons that will increase your own personal arsenal of design resources. All of these are FREE unless it's stated otherwise!
To me, Icons are up there with Fonts as some sort of design crack. I’m not sure when I got hooked, but it’s been a while now and my hard drive is crammed with icon sets of all shapes and varieties. - Collis Ta'eed
This icon pack contains 42 well-designed and beautiful icons, available in 1 size with two formats (PSD and PNG).
Upojenie is a beautiful and elegant icon pack that may fit mobile applications. The pack contains 40 icons with their respective .png files. The icons can be used in personal works (updated).
GraphicRiver is a site that allows designers to sell their own files (including some great high quality icons!) for just a couple bucks. These aren't free, but for just a couple bucks you can pick up some of the highest quality icon packs available on the web... which can be a breathe of fresh air if you can't find what you need in the free sets. The Function set is shown here.
A set of high-quality and fresh icon pack. 10 different browser icons, with 3 formats and 1 size. Being available free of charge, you may use it in personal and commercial projects.
This is a new Pack of Vector Freebies is available exclusively from VECTORTUTS. We have a new set of web icons for you. If your looking to add a fun feel to your next web design, then check out these stylish graphics.
Shine is a set of 31 shiny realistic icons. The combination of prominent 3d shapes and fresh color scheme make Shine really stand out from the crowd. With 31 icons in 5 different size in both vector and pixel formats, Shine is extremely versatile.
59 fresh and lively icons. The Fresh Add-on contains such useful and flexibly applicable icons as application and financial symbols, and the set surely will make your web applications and softwares more atractive and adorable.
The Milky set contains more than 131 icons primarily colored in green, giving an eye-pleasant look and prominent display on either dark or bright backgrounds.
Mantra, is a elegant beautiful and modern icon set. It is available in the 32px size only with the .png format and 36 examples of icons. Available for personal projects only.
All 126 icons have been carefully created, by Orman Clark, in illustrator meaning the icons can be efficiently resized to suit your needs. Yes, the original .ai file is included in the download! In addition to the original artwork, all icons have been provided in 32x32px .png format. Nice.
Perfect for a chilly winter month. If you’re looking for high-quality social icons for your next web project, then check out these icons. This set of 18 high quality freebies is available to download today! Enjoy!
The set contains 49 free vector icons including PSD which can be useful for both corporate and personal setting. You can use the set for free — without any restrictions whatsoever.
A pack of Lovely icons, distributed in the png format, available free of charge, can be used in personal projects only.
Socialize is a beautiful and elegant icon set created by DryIcons and is available in 6 different sizes and 4 formats.
Claiming to be the most "complete" social icon set, this pack comes with just about any social icon you can think up. Who am I to argue? Black and white versions included as well!
Fugue is easily the most expansive icon set out there... and remarkably, the icons are all at amazingly high quality levels. These are great for any UI project and work especially well at small sizes.
Silk is another incredibly extensive set... with over 700 icons so far. Again, these are great for any UI project and work especially well at small sizes.
Another excellent icon set that works well in just about any web design project. With over 8 "sets", Coquette is growing into one of the most versatile sets around. You can pay for the Illustrator files, but the PNGs come free!
500 Icons designed specifically for the WordPress theme of the same name... but they'll work great for any project!
This beautiful and well-designed icon set contains 10 different examples of icons available in 4 sizes. Free for commercial and personal projects.
Pack of beautiful, elegant and fresh icons. Available in one size, and 6 different examples with the .png and .psd format distributed.
High-quality and modern icon pack inspired from the Transformers movie. In the set 65 examples of different icons are available in just one size.
Fliraneo is a beautiful and high-quality icon pack including 5 icons in just 1 size with the .png file. The icons can be used in your personal and commercial projects.
Simplexity is a modern and high-quality icon set, containing more than 120 files, with their png and ico file formats. Can be used on personal projects only.
541 super high quality icons... this is another great set that includes a huge range of options.
A pack of beautiful, elegant, and detailed icons. Available in 1 size and the .png format. Can be used in commercial and personal works.
Feed 2 is a simple but well-designed icon set containing 33 different examples of icons, available just in 1 size, in the png format.
100 high quality black and white icons - perfect for situations where you need something simple (or something that you can colorize on your own).
80 more high quality black and white icons - these include a nice button effect as the backdrop.
300 super high quality icons... perfect for just about any project out there that needs simple, straight forward web icons.
These are definitely out-of-the box... they won't work for every project, but they're just what the doctor ordered if you need something unique. Furry Cushions Social Icons is a set of beautiful, elegant, high-quality social icons available in .png format.
Derelict is a beautiful, grunge icon pack, available in 10 different examples in 2 sizes, with 2 formats.
This icon pack contains 25 beautiful, sleek and modern icons available in 2 different sizes, in the .png format.
Amazing is a pack of beautiful, modern, high-quality and 3D icon set. It is available in 12 examples in the .png format, with the right to use in commercial projects.
Isometrica is a beautiful, modern, high-quality and well-designed icons, available in 16 examples with 2 sizes.
Another beautiful, well-designed, 3 dymensional icon pack, available in PNG and AI formats in the 256x256px size.
This set of free hand drawn doodle icons includes 14 graphics tailored specifically for bloggers, the pack contains 14 examples in one size with the .png format.
Origami is a modern, elegant, high-quality and very original icon set. The pack contains 15 icons in 2 formats and 1 size.
These are mostly just for fun unless you're working on a fruit packing website - a pack of 8 different examples of fruit icons. Available in 5 sizes and can be used in your both, personal and commercial projects.
A note on licensing: Each of these packs that we've selected is free unless stated otherwise, but you'll have to look at each individual packs' licensing information to determine whether or not you can use them in commercial projects.
Oh - and it's worth noting that it's never our goal here on Webdesigntuts+ to post "garbage stock", so if you spot a broken link or feel like something just isn't up to par with our standards, leave a comment. You can leave some nice comments as well though! Share your own favorite icons sets, or discuss any tricks that you have for managing your own collection of icons down below.